A German contractor rappels down the nose of Abraham Lincoln to begin pressure washing the granite faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Hundreds of thousands of geese swarm over a sunset on a country road north of Freeman, South Dakota.
The sun sets over a railroad bridge spanning the Missouri River in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the Self-realization Fellowship Gardens near Encinitas, California.
A cowboy returns from rounding up bison in Custer State Park in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a maneuver during an airshow in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Las Vegas 51s pitcher Logan Verrett delivers a pitch as the sun sets during a AAA game between the 51s and the Omaha Stormchasers in Nebraska.
Tourists at The Louvre in Paris engage in a staring contest with Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo statue.
Punta Cana sunset
The sun silhouettes some lanky palm trees over a Punta Cana beach in the Dominican Republic.
Protecting my master
A watchful Dobermann Pinscher protects his master while he takes a nap in a park in The Hauge, Netherlands.
Journalist Katie Couric chats during a ceremony in which she was awarded the 2009 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.
A poker hand of Aces and Eights, a spent shell and some change sits at the foot of the grave site of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Not all there
A humorous road sign pokes fun at the tiny population of the town of Wecota, South Dakota.
The Dignity statue created by sculptor Dale Lamphere sits atop a Missouri River bluff in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
A bench sitting atop Mount Sabbatus offers a breathtaking view of western Maine near Lovell.
Large coral trees reach toward the Cirrocumulus clouds along a path into Seaport Village in San Diego, California.
A highway plow helps free a convoy of stuck tractor-trailers along a snow-covered interstate.
Awaiting the sun
A Malayan sun bear chills as he awaits the passing of some clouds at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.
The Multnomah Falls waterfall in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge pours down 611 feet past a walking bridge of tourists.
Bicyclists enjoy a framed view of San Francisco’s Marina-Cow Hollow neighborhoods from atop a steep hill at Fort Mason.
Madison County bridge
The Hogback Covered Bridge, one of six remaining covered bridges in Madison County, Iowa, sits peacefully on a summer day near the town of Winterset.